What Happened in July 1715

Historical Events

Historic Siege

Jul 5 Ottoman troops storm citadel of Acrocorinth in the Peloponnese, massacring a large part of the population and selling the rest into slavery. Inspires Lord Byron's poem "The Siege of Corinth"

  • Jul 29 10 Spanish treasure galleons sunk off Florida coast by a hurricane
  • Jul 30 Spanish gold and silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Christian F├╝rchtegott Gellert, German poet and novelist (Fables & Tales), born in Hainchen, Germany (d. 1769)
  • Jul 16 Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise, Marshal of France, born in Paris (d. 1787)
  • Jul 25 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry), born in Kottbus, Brandenburg, Germany(d. 1744)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)